CPD - what?

CPD is a core life-long learning strategy that ensures an individual consistently meets the competency requirement of their role and is continually seeking to further enhance performance throughout their career.

The College of Policing has designed and developed a CPD framework for policing to help you to maintain and enhance your competence throughout your career. Over recent years, CPD has become an integral requirement of most professions. This is because the developing knowledge, skills and behaviours has a key role to play at every level of the workforce. It ensures staff have the required skills to enable them to do their jobs to the best of their ability and to keep up to date with current practice and thinking.

The College CPD model is based in part on the idea of reflective practice. Reflective practice leads to deep understanding and enhanced confidence and is most effective when shared. Our experiences at work can be used to learn fresh insights into ourselves and the way we do our jobs. To learn in this way requires self-awareness, the critical evaluation of events and situations and a general willingness to examine our own performance. It is thinking about what we have done in order to find ways to improve on how we and others do things in future.

If you want to find out the 'how' of CPD please access the CPD Toolkit by clicking here or on the link above.

Remember: it's not about what you put in - it's what you get out that counts!

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